October 1, 2023


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As it happened: Indian Covid variant being carefully monitored amid UK rise

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An estimated 82.1% of people classified as clinically extremely vulnerable had received both doses of coronavirus vaccine by 9 May, according to NHS England figures.

The proportion of people aged 16 to 64 in an “at-risk group” or who are unpaid carers to have received a second jab by this date was 32.2%, the data suggests.

People are identified as at risk or a carer in a number of ways, including through GP records, those receiving carer’s allowance or on the GP Learning Disability Register, and those identified as unpaid carers by local authorities, NHS England said.

Meanwhile, an estimated 90.2% of frontline NHS trust staff in England had been given both doses of coronavirus vaccine by May 9, NHS England figures suggest.

The data only represents those NHS trust healthcare workers who appear in the NHS electronic staff record (ESR) covering all directly-employed staff in NHS trusts, with the exception of Chesterfield Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

It does not include data on agency staff and NHS bank staff that are not paid through the ESR, NHS England added.

People included in these figures may also have been counted as being part of the same, or another high-priority group, it added.